• McKinney Chamber President, Lisa Hermes, Appointed to 2018 North Texas Commision Board of Directors

    The North Texas Commission announced the election and appointment of its new officers, Executive Committee and Directors to its Board. Chuck Allen, managing director of government relations, American Airlines, will serve as the 2018 chairman of the North Texas Commission. Stephen Tolerico, chief information officer, Sewell Automotive Companies, moves into the immediate past chairman role. Scott Orr, vice president public affairs for Fidelity Investments, was elected as vice chairman. Kevin Ward, general manager, Trinity River Authority, continues his role as secretary, Dan Johnson, city manager, City of Richardson, will continue his role as treasurer, and Hal Thorne, OnePrime, will serve as general counsel. Karen Hunt, market president for Coppell for Frost Bank and Mayor of Coppell, and Rosa Navejar, president, The Rios Group, were elected to the Executive Committee.

    The following directors will remain on the Executive Committee for 2018:

    Mayor Douglas Athas, City of Garland
    Liz Beauchamp, vice president, governmental and public affairs, Atmos Energy
    Councilman Rick Callahan, City of Dallas
    Andrew Johnsen, vice president, BNSF Railway Company
    Dr. Joe May, chancellor, Dallas County Community College District

    Gray Mayes, director, government relations, Texas Instruments
    Bob Pence, chairman of the board, Freese and Nichols
    Holly Reed, managing director external affairs, Texas Central
    David Tesmer, senior vice president, community engagement and advocacy, Texas Health Resources.

    Newly appointed board members are:

    Dave Brown, American Airlines Center
    Beth Bowman, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
    Charles Carpenter, Denton Chamber of Commerce
    Randy Canivel, Midwestern State University
    Mayor Jeff Cheney, City of Frisco
    Chris Coffman, City of Granbury
    Dr. Laura DeFina, The Cooper Institute
    Mayor Kevin Falconer, City of Carrollton
    Judy Gaman, Executive Medicine of Texas
    Dr. Walter Gaman, Healthcare Associates of Texas
    Eugene Giovanni, Tarrant County College
    David Gu, Sharp Business Systems
    Mayor Bob Golden, Leadership North Texas Alumni
    Mayor Tom Hayden, Town of Flower Mound
    Lisa Hermes, McKinney Chamber of Commerce

    Michael Jacobson, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
    Ken Malcolmson, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce
    Robert McCarrick, Capital One
    Aimee Novak, Verizon
    Dale Petroskey, Dallas Regional Chamber
    Fred Slabach, Texas Wesleyan University
    Walter Skipwith, Halff Associates
    Mayor William Tate, City of Grapevine
    Robbie Tawil, The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
    Laura Terhune, DeSoto Chamber of Commerce
    Bill Thornton, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
    Carlton Tidwell, Terrell Chamber of Commerce
    Janet Weil, WorldVentures
    Hon. Rita Wright Oujesky, City of North Richland Hills

    Additionally, the North Texas Commission Board of Directors approved adding representatives from the region's minority chambers as ex-officio Board members. Those chambers include:
    U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Southwest
    Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce
    Dallas Black Chamber of CommerceGreater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce

    Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was also added as an ex-officio Board member.

    Source: http://www.publicnow.com/view/FCB38E943B5960C5DCD1DFB54502B8B6EDFAA86F